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By David Lomas

Within the autumn of 1914 the unique British Expeditionary strength confronted a seriously strengthened German force. box Marshal Sir John French, the British Commander-in-Chief, had despatched his males north in an try to take the struggle into Flanders, in order that they might struggle throughout open floor. heritage tells us that this was once to not be the case. David Lomas chronicles the 1st of the trench-warfare battles, the place strains that may stay nearly static for the remainder of the battle have been confirmed. even though the Germans did not succeed in the channel ports, the demise knell had rung for the BEF, which was once almost burnt up during this courageous defence.

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